The main aims of Vitroplant are to achieve high levels of QUALITY and HEALTH in the end product, by following the entire production process, from the plant “in vitro” to the nursery, across traceability in the CAV chain (Centro Attività Vivaistiche, Nursery Activity Centre) according to Standard UNI EN ISO 22005:2008.
Vitroplant is among the first nursery companies in Italy to have implemented and maintained a Quality Management System certified wich fufills the requirements of the standard UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 for the activity: Multiplication of “in vitro” plant, production of agricoltural plants, research and development in the field of breeding: propagation of new species and innovative breeding techniques.
This tool enables Vitroplant to guarantee its customers total control over production, thanks also to the Genetic-Sanitary Certification managed in collaboration with the and the Regional Phyto-sanitary Service.
The genetic-sanitary certification of the nursery material provides a guarantee of top quality nursery material; it is official recognition that involves strict sanitary and genetic controls at every stage in the reproduction process.
In order to obtain certified plants it is absolutely essential to use healthy, virus-free plants with confirmed genetic authenticity.
These base plants are kept in screen-houses at the CAV and they undergo regular controls (biological and molecular tests). The CTV (Centro Tecnologia Vivaistica, Nursery Technology Centre) draws on the controlled material to establish its own field of mother plants and Vitroplant removes the starting shoots for the successive cycles of moltiplication. At the end of the controls the Regional Plant Health Service issues a label to be applied to certified virus-free plants.
The production of certified micropropagated material must comply with specific regulations that set out the criteria to be followed during multiplication (number of subcultures, growth rates, elimination of callus-derived shoots). The use of special software allows official control bodies to follow every clonal line throughout its development from its origin to the final labelling stage.